Deported 'affluenza' teen booked into Texas detention center

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck was booked into a Texas juvenile detention center following his deportation from Mexico on Thursday, more than a month after he and his mother fled the U.S. as prosecutors investigated whether he had violated his probation.

  • Written by EMILY SCHMALL, Associated Press MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press

GOP rivals mock Trump, try to make the most of his absence

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Absent Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidates strained to take advantage of a rare opportunity to step out of the front-runner's shadow in Thursday night's debate — a staid, policy-heavy contest that offered a glimpse of what the GOP contest might have been without the unpredictable businessman.

  • Written by JULIE PACE, Associated Press JILL COLVIN, Associated Press

UN rights chief finds more abuse in C. African Republic

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief says his staff have in recent weeks turned up six more cases of sexual abuse of children by European troops in Central African Republic.


Jefferson Airplane co-founder Paul Kantner dies at age 74

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Kantner, a founding member of the Jefferson Airplane who stayed with the seminal San Francisco band through its transformation from 1960s hippies to 1970s hit makers as the eventual leader of successor group Jefferson Starship, has died at age 74.

  • Written by BY HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer